UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines' PhD in Nursing distance degree program prepares you for a career as an independent researcher and faculty member, with a research emphasis on the nursing care of vulnerable and diverse populations.
Education in nursing at the doctoral level prepares advanced nurse clinicians to become nurse scientists.
Throughout the doctoral program, you will:
- discover, understand, and critically evaluate the literature in nursing and related fields.
- apply appropriate principles and procedures to the recognition, evaluation, interpretation, and understanding of issues and problems at the forefront of nursing knowledge.
In a combination of online courses and intensive experiences, you will learn to:
- synthesize and critically evaluate the literature of nursing and related fields to identify issues and critical gaps in scientific nursing knowledge.
- make significant original contributions to scientific nursing knowledge through the interdisciplinary and independent conduct of basic and clinical research.
- contribute to the development of scientific methodology for nursing research congruent with the broad concerns of the discipline (physiological, biobehavioral, spiritual, and psychosocial).
- complete research and direct application of findings in an environment characterized by commitment to high standards of ethical conduct, including, truth, honesty, freedom of inquiry and intellectual autonomy.
- display readiness for post-doctoral study and early research program development through recognition of high achievement in research and scholarship.
- develop and assume roles that facilitate discovery, application, and integration of new nursing knowledge.
The PhD in Nursing program is designed with both post-bachelor’s and post-master's entry points.
In addition, if you have your bachelor’s degree in nursing, but have a master's degree in another field, you will be eligible for advanced placement in the program.
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Theory & Research
- Epistemology & Philosophy of Nursing
- Theoretical Development in Nursing
- Research Grantsmanship
- Quantitative Nursing Methods
- Qualitative Research Methods in Nursing
- Research Practicum
- Curriculum Development
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Fully structured
- No Attendance
- Continuous support with feedback on request
- Online group works/assignments
DisciplinesNursing View 79 other Masters in Nursing in United States
- Completion of a bachelor's or higher degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program or equivalent nursing preparation.
- Graduate Record Examination or Miller's Analogy Test scores from within the previous 5 years.
- Completion of a statistics course.
- A one-page paper stating the applicant's research interests, professional goals and affiliation with nursing faculty.
- Evidence of current, unencumbered licensure to practice as a registered nurse.
- Three professional letters of recommendation.
- An interview will be required for applicants meeting these basic admission requirements.
- Applicant's research interests and professional goals are consistent with program objectives.
International17080 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17080 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
National8540 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8540 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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